Tour as part of a group
Duration: 4 hours
Departure point: ENGINEERNAYA STREET, 2-4
Do you know that when Peter the Great was building the city, he was inspired by Amsterdam andVenice? In different tourist guides Saint Petersburg still has the romantic nickname ¨NorthVenice¨. The water surface occupies 10% of the city area. You cannot leave Saint Petersburgwithout taking a boat ride and going through the rivers and canals. It is an unforgettableexperience to contemplate the city from the water, most of the palaces of the Imperial family andthe nobility were built on the banks. During the tour you will enjoy the harmony and solemnity ofthe embankments, the elegance of the bridges and pass through the main river artery of the city,the Neva River.
We continue our visit with one of the most publicized symbols of Saint Petersburg - Saint Isaac'sCathedral. It is one of t
he most important and precious in the world listed on the UNESCO WorldHeritage list. The size of the building is impressive, it is the fourth largest in the world. Its heightis 101.5 meters and the weight reaches 300,000 tons. For the decoration of the interior they used400 kilos of gold, 16 tons of malachite, 500 kilos of lapis lazuli and thousands of tons of bronze.